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Angels cut roster down to 28

They option a pitcher and an infielder

Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Today, MLB rosters shrink from 30 to 28, as expected. However, the 28-man rosters will remain in place throughout the remainder of the 2020 season, as announced yesterday.

Initially, the original plan was to shrink the rosters down to 26 in a few weeks, but with everything that has happened in baseball over the last few weeks, the 28-man roster will remain. As mentioned in the tweet above, doubleheaders will allow a 29th player and the taxi squad number may increase to five.

With that being said, the Angels had to option two players today. The club optioned Jose Rodriguez and Matt Thaiss.

Rodriguez appeared in one game so far this season for the Angels. He threw 1 23 innings of scoreless ball while allowing two hits. Matt Thaiss has appeared in five games for the Angels and has really struggled at the plate. He has two singles and had struck out three times.